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Strings Attached The paradox. His architecture is so legible yet he defies classification. His work is half a century old yet timeless. His influence is widespread although he wasn’t especially prolific. His oeuvre is so Italian but he still inspired … Continue reading
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Dinner in The Garrick Beneath the Watchful Eyes of Mrs Bracegirdle There are Carlo Scarpa corridors and there are corridors. The former enliven the journey. There are stairs and there are Carlo Scarpa stairs. The latter bring you a little … Continue reading
Throwing a Shade on the Admiral An interrogation of the Rogation. An amplification of sorts.
Greater Expectations Some of the greatest novelists have also written books about their travels. George Orwell’s Down and Out in London and Paris is an easy read, although it might put you off a visit to the French capital, or … Continue reading
Liberty Blue It’s not a Juliet balcony but it is Juliet’s balcony.
La Traviata Scandinavian sopranos can be so quintessentially English.
A Thirst for Life To have one great local French restaurant is jolly lucky. To have two is lottery level luck. Sinabro and Soif almost face each other across Battersea Rise. In between is a branch of franglais Côte Brasserie. … Continue reading
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A Muse Some sopranos always hit the high notes.
Sloane Pirouettes and marionettes and silhouettes. A silent metronome ticks to the galliards and sarabands of our lives. And so we arrive at a large villa or small mansion. Ranger’s House in, at, on, and opposite Blackheath. It was built … Continue reading
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